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Lower Back Pain Treatment Review

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 5' 4"
  • Kansas
21
Apr2017
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? Yes
  • Number of Surgeries None
  • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? All the time
  • Have you been off work or unemployed due to low-back pain? Yes, for over a year
  • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Sometimes
  • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? All the time
  • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Distressing
  • Diagnosis Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy)Spinal StenosisHerniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)

Treatment Ratings

  • NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs

    Treatment OutcomeNot Improved

  • Ultrasound Therapy

    Treatment OutcomeNot Improved

  • Supplements

    Treatment OutcomeNot Improved

  • Stretching

    Treatment OutcomeNot Improved

  • Heat

    Treatment OutcomeNot Improved

  • Chiropractor

    Treatment OutcomeNot Improved

  • Rest

    Treatment OutcomeNot Improved

  • Massage

    Treatment OutcomeNot Improved

  • Cortisone Injection

    Treatment OutcomeNot Improved

  • Ice

    Treatment OutcomeNot Improved

  • Epidural

    Treatment OutcomeNot Improved


i try and work around the house as much as i can and push myself even when it hurts when i cant stand it any longer i lay down and usually put Ice on the area to freeze it Walking hurts and standing are very painful. Not able to do to much for fun i have a curved spine, spinal stenosis, and herniated disc. My Dr said to never let someone talk me into back surgery , because it may leave me not able to walk again. I also have Sciatica a lot of the time I go to a chiropractor and have him try and stretch out my spine becaus i feel like it is all jammed together. I have taken ibuprofren it just dulls it but it takes 800 mg to do that.


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Barbara Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 118 lbs
  • 5' 2"
  • Palo Alto, CA
20
Apr2017
  • Injury Status Cured
  • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? Yes
  • Number of Surgeries None
  • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Not at all
  • Have you been off work or unemployed due to low-back pain? Not at all
  • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Never
  • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? Not at all
  • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? No pain

Treatment Ratings

  • Gokhale Method

    Treatment OutcomeCured

  • NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs

    Treatment OutcomeImproved

  • Rest

    Treatment OutcomeImproved

  • Physical Therapy

    Treatment OutcomeNot Improved

  • Massage

    Treatment OutcomeNot Improved

  • Acetaminophen

    Treatment OutcomeNot Improved


I play a lot of tennis. Felt like I couldn't move well, especially bending down, until I learned the Gokhale method. I had thought it was just part of getting old in my 40/50's but it was clearly tied to posture and movement. I am a huge fan of the Gokhale method and recommend it to all my friends. It's natural and logical. You control your own fate.

Anonymous Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 243 lbs
  • 5' 6"
  • Lebanon pa
06
Aug2016
  • Injury Status Cured
  • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Number of Surgeries None
  • Diagnosis Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy)Osteoarthritis (arthritis)Degenerative Disc DiseaseScoliosisMuscle Strain

Treatment Ratings

  • Swimming

    Treatment OutcomeCured

  • Stretching

    Treatment OutcomeCured

  • Supplements

    Treatment OutcomeCured

  • Supportive Shoes

    Treatment OutcomeCured

  • Chiropractor

    Treatment OutcomeCured

  • Rest

    Treatment OutcomeCured

  • Massage

    Treatment OutcomeCured

  • Postural Modifications

    Treatment OutcomeCured

  • Strengthening Exercises

    Treatment OutcomeCured

  • TENS/Electrical Stimulation

    Treatment OutcomeAlmost cured

  • Heat

    Treatment OutcomeAlmost cured

  • Ice

    Treatment OutcomeAlmost cured

  • Physical Therapy

    Treatment OutcomeAlmost cured

  • NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs

    Treatment OutcomeAlmost cured


It took several years to stop the pain but with pain management Drs and PT I now have a life out and about instead of laying in bed or sitting in a recliner day after day. It takes hard work and dedication to beat the back pain. There are NO miracle cures!